Lolwe Submissions for Issue 9 is Now Open/ How to Submit (Payment: Publication)
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Lolwe Submissions for Issue 9 is Now Open/ How to Submit (Payment: Publication)

Lolwe Magazine is now accepting poetry, prose, essay and photography submissions for their 9th Issue.

Lolwe is a Pan-African literary magazine that publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, and literary criticism. Founded in January 2020 by Troy Onyango, the magazine has a focus on amplifying the work by writers, poets and visual artists from Africa, Caribbean and the Black diaspora. 

The issue will be guest-edited by Ya Mallen Jagne (The Gambia), Karen Nadu Ologoudou (Benin), and Tamanda Kanjaye (Malawi). They are looking for work that is bold, different, and blurs or pushes boundaries: play with form and language, ignore genre classifications, send in your fears and joys, your doubts and faiths, your curiosities and silences.

Guidelines for Lolwe Submissions

  1. How Long:
    •  1,000-10,000 words for fiction and essays.
    •  Min. 3 – Max. 5 poems contained in a single document. Find out how to write good poems for submission here.
    • Min. 5 – Max. 10 images/artworks in one document alongside 200-500 words about the work. (If you’d like to submit an image for the cover, just submit a single high-resolution version in the photography category).
  2. Format:
    •  Word document, Times New Roman, 12pt, double-spaced.

  3.  When to expect a response:

    • 3-4 months after the submission deadline. Please don’t enquire about submission status until the time has lapsed. Queries to

  4. Multiple submissions:

    • No. Please submit one submission per submission cycle and to only one category. Any submission to more than one or the wrong category will be automatically rejected.

  5.  Send a brief bio alongside the submission.

   6. Your submission should be made only on Lolwe Submittable Page

Lolwe Submission Guidelines


There is modest remuneration is available for accepted entries.


Submissions for Issue 9 is open throughout the month of February (1-31 February 2024).


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